STEM Women in KidLit

STEM Women in KidLit

Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to women with STEM careers or jobs who also happen to be children's book authors and illustrators! For more information visit: rajanilarocca.com and artemisroehrig.com

Episodes

January 17, 2023 60 mins

Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to environmental scientist and children's book author Andrea Wang about Environmental Science & "Writing the Books We Needed."

You can find books by all our guests in the STEM Women in KidLit bookstore!

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Books recommended on this episode:

Smelly Kelly and His Supe...

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Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to doctor and children's book author Amitha Jagannath Knight about Writing Through Residency.

You can find books by all our guests in the STEM Women in KidLit bookstore!

Support STEM Women in Kidlit!

Books recommended on this episode:

ADA Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Laurie Wallmark (Aut...

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Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to children's book author with a degree in oceanography, Leslie Bulion about SCUBA, "Golly-Gee Science," & The Hazards of Poetry Research.

Books recommended on this episode:

Hear the Wind Blow

Doe Boyle (Author)  Emily Paik (Illustrator)

How to Build an Insect

Roberta Gibson (Author)  Anne...

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November 16, 2021 37 mins

Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to software engineer and children's book author Songju Ma Daemicke  about STEM Across Cultures. 


Books recommended on this episode:


Whole Whale

Karen Yin (Author)  Nelleke Verhoeff (Illustrator)

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Teresa Robeson (Author)...

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Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to oceanographic researcher and children's book author Padma Venkatraman  about Oceanography & Compassion. 

Books Recommended on this Episode:

Usha and the Big Digger

Amitha Jagannath Knight (Author)  Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)

Why Do We See Rainbows?

by Melissa Stewart 

Almost Astro...

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Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to transportation analyst (with a degree in civil engineering) and children's book author Hannah Holt about Connections (Roundabouts, Writing, and Underwear). 

Books recommended on this episode:

Mae Among the Stars

Roda Ahmed (Author)  Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story...

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Join children's book authors  Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to agronomist and Newbery Honor-winning author Margarita Engle about Plants, Poetry, and Persistence. 

Books recommended on this episode:


Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World

Nancy Castaldo (Author)

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

Amy Alznauer (Author) ...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as we talk with computer engineer and children's book author Darshana Khiani about everything from semiconductors to saris . Find out more about Darshana on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:

The Truth about Bears: Seriously Funny Facts about Your Favorite Animals

Maxwell Eaton (Author)

Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism

Jen Malia (Author)...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as we talk with science educator and children's book author/illustrator Sarah Lynne Reul about Food, Dollhouses, and Drawing Animals. Find out more about Sarah on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:

Friendbots: Blink and Block Make a Wish

Vicky Fang (Author)

Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet

Jeanette Winter (A...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as we talk with mechanical engineer and children's book author Stacy McAnulty about how she went From Engineering Airline Seats to Engineering Books. Find out more about Stacy on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:

In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race

Amy Cherrix (Author)

Infinity and Me

Kate Hos...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as we talk with veterinarian and children's book author Sara Levine about Kid Books and Kids (Goats). Find out more about Sara on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:

On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

David M. Schwartz (Author)  Paul Meisel (Illustrator)

Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends

Heidi E. y. Stemp...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as they talk to children's book author and neurophysiologist Theanne Griffith! To find out more about Theanne and her books you can visit her website: https://www.theannegriffith.com/. 

Books recommended on this episode:

Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty (Author)  David Roberts (Illustrator)

Baby Loves the Five Senses: ...

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Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as they talk to children's book author and science communicator, Kirsten Larson, about NASA, Invention, and Embracing Opportunities.
To find out more about Kirsten and her books, visit her website!

Books recommended on this episode:

Your Place in the Universe

Jason Chin (Author)

When the Whales Walked: And Other Incredible Evolutionary Journeys

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they chat with wildlife population geneticist and children's book author L.E. Carmichael about wolves, forensics, and writing like a scientist. To find out more about L.E. Carmichael and her books, visit her website!


Books recommended on this episode:

Out of the Ice: How Climate Change Is Revealing the Past

Claire Eamer (Author)  Drew Shannon (Il...

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while they talk with web designer and middle grade author Gail Villanueva.
For more information about Gail and her books, visit her website

Books recommended on this episode:

A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut (Masha D'Yans)

What Miss Mitchell Saw (Hayley Barrett (Author)  Diana Sudyka (Illustrator))

The Miscalculations of Light...

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March 23, 2021 42 mins

Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as we talk to neuroscientist and children's book author Laura Gehl.
To find out more about Laura and her books check out her website

Books recommended on this episode:
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (McAnulty/ Litchfield)
The Last Marshmallow (Lin)
Girl Versus Squirrel (Barrett/ Adriani)

Find out more about the hosts and their books:
Raja...

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to children's book author/illustrator and pediatrician Dow Phumiruk about pictures, pediatrics and 12-Color Pens!
Learn more about Dow on her website


Books Recommended on this Episode:

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics (Hood/Engel)

Ada Twist, Scientist (Beaty/Roberts)

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of...

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to children's book author and computer scientist Laurie Wallmark about Biographies, Dinosaurs, & Computer Science!

Find out more about Laurie Wallmark on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:
The Reason for the Seasons (Peterson)
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature (Sw...

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Join Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to nonfiction children's book author  Melissa Stewart (who has degrees in biology and science journalism) about nonfiction, finding stories, and structure vs function.

Find out more about Melissa on her website.

Books recommended in this episode:
Save the Crash Test Dummies (Swanson/Grooms)
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Ani...

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Join hosts Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they chat with picture book author and extramural research integrity officer/ molecular biologist Patricia Valdez about Komodo dragons, the importance of role models, and Spy Hunting.

Find out more about Patricia and her books on her website!

STEM books recommended on this episode:
Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet (Manley/Lanen)
A Black Hole...

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